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I have got an offer of employment from a company based in

Dear Sir,I have got an offer of employment from a company based in Seattle. They have the following clause of liquidated damages in the contract. My question is if I sign this agreement and do not join them eventually, can the employer demand liquidated damages from me.Kindly help.Regards,Nitin Garg (###) ###-####Liquidated Damages Clause:-As XXXXXX(Company Name) has secured your HI Visa, you agree to pay liquidated damages to XXXXXX(Company Name) in the event your employment terminates within 24 months from your hire date. The schedule for liquidated damages is as follows: $10K if you terminate your employment before the end of 12 months from the first day of employment.Your obligation to pay liquidated damages shall be adjusted proportionally thereafter to the percentage of the Period completed by you.

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After 29 years of employment with my company I'm afraid I

After 29 years of employment with my company I'm afraid I might be laid off by the end of the year. Up until six months ago they always offered severance pay in the employee handbook. New president came in and removed it. Now I'm afraid I won't get it. Yet I read somewhere on the internet. That if you could prove other employees before you had severance pay you might have a chance on receiving it as well. Would I have a case if they did not give it to me?

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Can a former employer get out of paying unemployment

Can a former employer get out of paying unemployment compensation to a former employee if the reason for termination is misconduct?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I live in North Carolina, and my employer just underwent a

I live in North Carolina, and my employer just underwent a reorganization. Now the team I work with (and there is 16 people) is being told from some consultants that by this Thursday we must triple our production. We are being told if this does not happen, then everyone will go on verbal warning, written warning etc. This is insurance transactions in which the tax reporting must be accurate, etc. A lot of transactions are scrutinized for accuracy. My personal situation is not as overwhelming as that of my younger colleagues, I have an old pension, and I saved in the 401K. I could retire, but I don't really want to. One lady I work with in her 40's is saying this production requirement is illegal, I say it is not illegal, just unethical. She states she will just sue this employer for ????, I ask her what grounds she has for suing, and she just says I am being targeted. She also states this is just harassment from the employer, and the procedures they have are not in place (I agree with the procedures point she makes) I say this is not enough for a lawsuit, even if we all lose our jobs. She is copying all e-mails, and writing everything down. Am I right that even if we all got fired, there would be not much in the way of legal remedies for anyone?

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I am a home care nurse and was told my services were no

I am a home care nurse and was told my services were no longer needed they're saying that I had written down more hours and paid for that I was not there

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I have been on leave from work to seek treatment of a

I have been on leave from work to seek treatment of a substance abuse issue for the past 45 days or so. I have been covered thankfully by our Short Term Disability policy (through Unum, if it matters). In addition to this treatment I have also been diagnosed with Adjustment Disorder and Anxiety that are being addressed in an ongoing basis. I work in a very high stress sales environment that often entails 50-60 hour weeks with tons of pressure to perform. The culture is also one that encourages "blowing off steam" (They often bring beer to the office for long nights or send us to "Happy Hour" to decompress)... I'm thinking of severing my employment and looking for a job elsewhere in an environment more conducive to my recovery...That said, if I chose to end my employment after my disability claim ends (8/29), would I be required to repay all or some of my benefits? Could my employer seek any kind of punitive action against me? Would I be required to give them notice? Can they give me a bad reference if I do, or would I be covered by medical privacy laws?I think for my health it would be best to seek a different avenue, but I also don't want to get myself into any trouble financially or otherwise...Thank you in advance for your advice!NR

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Supervisor has over 5 years and at various times treated me

Supervisor has over 5 years and at various times treated me like a servant. I am a grants administrator for a school system and work with a grant. First day of work, no place to work and had to clean and set it up, she then went on vacation and she asked me to unpack her office and put things away. Moved to another office and she goes on vacation again and asks me to unpack k and put her things away. Then she informs me that she has a job for me that I am not going to like and brings in a bowl and rags and tells me to clean out the staff refrigerator. She has a tremor and she. Her husband leaves first I am expected to put on her jewelry to include earrings. She calls me or texts me and tells me to order her lunch. Recently I questioned what happened to a pay raise that she told me i was going to get when she informed me it was because I falsified my time card and she knew it. I said you signed it why would you do that if you thought I lied. She kept going on and o. About how I falsified my time card and I asked her if she was called me a liar and she said I falsified these payroll records. The next day she walked in and said she made an appointment with HR. For what I ask, she says if I have a problem with my pay I need to go there. I go, curious about the appt., The HR person has no idea why I am there. She suggested I speak to the Superintendent which was a huge mistake. He says my job should have been advertised and I should neved have been allowed to work from home, no wonder she questioned it. I felt quietly threatened. I am in a tourist town, jobs that pay more than minimum are hard to come by. Boss knows this and takes advantage. School systems are odd ducks, mostly contracted work and no place to air a grievance,, can't sleep am sick every day, boss acts like she has done nothing wrong.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: Hello?JA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?Customer: I sent itJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MissouriJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, considering harassment filingJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Supervisor is well liked, husband was President of School Board, only the people who work for her know how she really is. She is a grant writer for the school and a good one which makes her seemingly untouchable.

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After getting terminated by HR,(fired) I want to start

After getting terminated by HR,(fired) I want to start collecting my vested benefits. Will the employer ask me to sign any release papers before they allow me to collect my pension(retirement)?. Are the retirement benefits tied to termination or they are treated independently from any cause that led to termination.

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I'm 57 yrs old & have worked for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

I'm 57 yrs old & have worked for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage for 26 yrs, part-time evenings. I work 3 evenings, a total of 21 hrs/week. I have full benefits (i.e. 401k match, vacation, profit share, full medical). Along with my base salary, I receive 15% shift differential. I am also eligible for severance pay, which is capped at 25 yrs of service at 16 mths. Approx mid-July, we were informed that the dept will no longer exist, therefore, we are being transitioned into a 40 hr week, Mon-Fri. The position is considered lateral, but is an entry-level data entry position. We currently are titled as Loan Originators & duties included processing, closing, & underwriting duties. We also assisted with borrower's questions and/or concerns regarding their loan process. Shouldn't they have offered us a choice between displacement with severance and continued employment, since the work schedule & position are totally different?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Minnesota.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Of the 8 people affected by this, 3 are 55+ & have 25+ yrs service.

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